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What will I learn?

Course Description

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 13 units of competency including 8 core units and 5 elective units.

Course Duration

This qualification is delivered in a Blended Learning approach over 20 hours per week over a period of 78 weeks with 9 terms of study (6 weeks per term) and up to 24 weeks of holiday.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through academic support and access to re-assessments as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:

Written questioning and Exercises
Oral questioning
Case Study analysis
Written Reports
Role Play

Future Pathway

Students who complete this qualification can continue their studies by advancing to FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or any other relevant Diploma level qualification. Those who wish to use the skills gained in the qualification in workplace, can find themselves moving into roles such as

Accounts Officer
Accounts Clerk
Accounts payable and receivable
Junior or Assistant Accountant.



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (78 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,000.00 (4,35,256) per year
Tuition Fee - AUD $12,000; AUD $200 application fee; AUD $300 material fee.
Start date

11 July 2022, 19 September 2022, 31 October 2022


New Cambridge College Sydney

Level 3, 770-772 George Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

NCCS course entry requirements are following:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years
  • Must have completed a year 12 certificate or Certificate III in a related field or equivalent or have relevant vocational experience

All students must have a minimum English language proficiency of Upper-Intermediate, or

Successfully passed NCCS’s English Placement Test at the College, or

IELTS score 5.5 or equivalent

Australian qualification equivalent to a minimum of Certificate III level or a substantial component of a course leading towards a Certificate IV or higher.